Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Dr. Cunningham uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.


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An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will a root canal cost?

The cost associated with root canals can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Ready to Schedule an Appointment?
For more information about Root Canal Treatment or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cunningham, call our office in Lenexa, KS at Endodontics Office In Lenexa Phone Number 913-599-0888

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Read our Reviews below to find our why patients consistently choose Dr. Cunningham for all of their Endodontic needs!


Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

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Phenomenal experience!

- Vishon H

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My overall experience was fantastic. Staff was not only friendly and helpful but very informative and patience with me. Office staff called in advance to confirm my co-pay. Doctor assistant called the day after root canal to make sure I was recovering well. Best place to get a root canal.

- Linda K

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Although the prospect of going to a dental office for a root canal is not anyone's idea of "first choice for a good time." I found the experience not only comfortable but totally free of anxiety once I got into the chair. The staff was clearly focused on patient comfort and very considerate in providing information and the procedure itself was efficient and the time passed much faster than I was expecting.

- Don W

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Dr Cunningham and his staff are awesome. They are pleasant and put their patients at ease. This was my first root canal and after the horror stories I had always heard about root canals I was a little apprehensive, but my worries were laid to rest very quickly. Dr Cunningham and staff truly care about their patients and the procedure went very well and with no pain. I would and have been telling friends that Dr Cunningham is the doctor to see if they need his services. This is the only place I will go from now on if I ever need procedures he handles. I don't know when I've ever been to an office where everyone is so genuinely friendly and ready to make your experience a good one.

- Pam G

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When I first met Dr. Cunningham and staff for an urgent matter, they were so good to me during a painful time. Now that the problem is back and another issue as well, I'm so grateful to have access to this great dental option beyond regular dentist. Not only have they been patient, kind, and caring, they have expertise along with tools beyond other regular dentist offices. The doctor and staff have treated me like a person not just a patient, and have helped me understand what is required to solve issues prior to doing what is necessary. Awesome!!

- Melinda D

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The lady at the front desk is very welcoming and kind. Coraliss is super sweet and was very reassuring. Dr. Cunningham, I appreciated how he walked me through, step by step and told me what I was going to hear and feel and what to expect. VERY helpful, calmed my nerves and put me at ease!

- Kim V

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As much as I hate dental appts, this office is always very pleasant, professional, and makes me feel at ease! Excellent experience!

- Jane H

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The entire process from start to finish was easy! Everyone I interacted with was very helpful and kind. I appreciated Dr. Cunningham explaining the entire process to me and making sure I was always comfortable! I would absolutely recommend this office to friends.

- Kim B

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Awesome job

- Chris I

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Pain-free and quicker than I thought.

- Scott S

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Loved the staff. Even dr Kevin, friendly and quick. Love he talked me through seems like it doesnt hurt as bad. Love the mouth holder too my jaw wasnt hurting. Thanks again.

- Zenetta N

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Excellent service. Staff very kind and friendly. Doctor was amazing...very kind and concerned for you as a patient.. kept me informed as to what I would expect. He did an outstanding job on my root canal! His assistant was also kind and accommodating.

- Susan M

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I had a very good experience, all the staff were very kind and very professional

- Karmen S

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Excellent

- William B

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Perfect, professional service by Dr. Cunningham and his entire staff. Made me feel at ease with the procedure. Did an outstanding job and would highly recommend. A+++++ score

- Scot S

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I would definitely recommend Dr Cunningham’s office. Everyone I encountered was helpful and friendly. I was offered an explanation of the procedure and felt comfortable (during a root canal!!)

- Carissa H

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Highly recommend, staff was great, ready for me at my scheduled apt time. Dr. Cummingham was very personable, professional and completed root canal fast and painless. Highly recommend.

- Brian P

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Very friendly, professional and informative. Clean, nice office. No problems with procedure. Staff and doctor took the time to listen, explain everything and made for a pleasant experience.

- Sara

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I was very impressed-He did a great job explaining the process & What to expect. Hoping to never have to have another RC but if so I would go back to him.

- Jennu M

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This was my first root canal in about 35 years and was as pleasant an experience as a root canal can be. All steps in the procedure were clearly described in advance and methods of communication when talking was impossible were well-defined. I arrived a few minutes early for the appointment and was called in as soon as I finished my medical history. X-rays were taken right away and consultation was done immediately following the x-rays. The whole process, including waiting for the anesthetic to take effect, was done efficiently and I was in and out of the office in less than an hour.

- Alan S

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